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									                                               VEHICLE TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM

Clean Cities
Building Partnerships to Reduce
Petroleum Use in Transportation
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean
Cities initiative advances the nation’s
economic, environmental, and energy
security by supporting local actions to
reduce petroleum consumption in trans-
portation. Clean Cities accomplishes
this work through the activities of nearly
100 local coalitions. These coalitions
provide resources and technical assis-          A hybrid electric bus powered by natural gas in downtown Denver. Clean Cities works
tance in the deployment of alternative          to reduce petroleum use in the transportation sector by supporting the deployment of
and renewable fuels, idle-reduction             alternative fuels, advanced vehicles, and other strategies. Photo by Pat Corkery, NREL/PIX 17976
measures, fuel economy improvements,
and new transportation technologies,
as they emerge.
                                                 Clean Cities at Work
Clean Cities was established in 1993             Clean Cities works to reduce U.S. dependence on petroleum in a variety of ways, at
in response to the Energy Policy Act             the local, state, and national levels. Clean Cities activities include:
of 1992 and is housed within the U.S.            ■   Establishing local coalitions of public-      ■   Developing information resources
Department of Energy’s (DOE) Vehicle                 and private-sector stakeholders                   about alternative fuels, advanced
Technologies Program. Since its incep-                                                                 vehicles, and other measures to
                                                 ■   Providing technical assistance to fleets
tion, Clean Cities has saved more than               deploying alternative fuels, advanced             reduce petroleum use
3 billion gallons of petroleum. In doing             vehicles, and idle-reduction measures         ■   Working with industry partners
so, the program has promoted U.S.                                                                      and fleets to identify and address
                                                 ■   Identifying funding and financial
energy independence, supported regional              opportunities to support Clean                    technology barriers to reducing
economic development, and reduced                    Cities projects                                   petroleum use
vehicle emissions.                                                                                 ■   Developing online tools to help stake-
                                                 ■   Documenting, analyzing, and publishing
                                                     data from industry partners and fleets            holders reduce petroleum consumption.

Goal and Strategies
Clean Cities’ overarching goal is to reduce
                                                                       Clean Cities Cumulative Petroleum Savings
U.S. petroleum use by 2.5 billion gallons
per year by 2020. To achieve this goal,        20 1 0
Clean Cities employs three strategies:
•	 Replace	petroleum	with	alternative	
   and	renewable	fuels,	including	natu-        2005
   ral	gas,	propane,	electricity,	ethanol,	    2004
   biodiesel,	and	hydrogen                     2003                                                       Clean Cities has saved
                                               2002                                                       more than 3 billion gallons of
•	 Reduce	petroleum	consumption	               200 1                                                      petroleum since the program’s
   through	smarter	driving	practices	          2000                                                       beginning. Source: Clean Cities
   and	fuel	economy	improvements                1999                                                      Annual Metrics Database. Figure
                                                                                                          by Dean Armstrong, NREL
•	 Eliminate	petroleum	use	through	             1997
   idle	reduction	and	other	fuel-saving	
   technologies	and	practices.                  1994
                                                        0         .5        1.0          1.5       2.0         2.5       3.0         3.5    4.0
                                                                                           Billions of Gallons

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                                   Geographical Coverage of Clean Cities Coalitions

A National Network of Local Coalitions
Nearly 100 Clean Cities coalitions work to reduce petroleum use             Each coalition is led by a Clean Cities coordinator who tailors
in communities across the country. Coalitions are comprised of              projects and services to meet the unique needs of individual
businesses, fuel providers, vehicle fleets, state and local govern-         communities. Organizations that join Clean Cities coalitions
ment agencies, and community organizations. These stakeholders              gain access to a wide array of resources, including networking
come together to share information and resources, educate the               opportunities with fleets and industry partners, technical training
public, help craft public policy, and collaborate on transportation         and workshops, individualized technical assistance, information
projects that reduce petroleum use. Nationwide, more than 10,400            resources, funding opportunities, assistance with media outreach,
stakeholders participate in Clean Cities coalitions.                        and public recognition for efforts to reduce petroleum use.

 Clean Cities coalitions provide a forum for stakeholders in the public and private sectors to share information and resources, educate
 the public, help craft public policy, and collaborate on projects that reduce petroleum use. Photos (left to right): from Propel Fuels, Inc.,
 NREL/PIX 18220; by Trish Cozart, NREL; from Allied Waste, NREL/PIX 18287

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Clean Cities Accomplishments                                                                     Greening Our National Parks
Clean Cities efforts have helped deploy thousands of alternative fuel vehicles and the fuel-     Clean Cities is working with the National
ing stations needed to serve them, aided in the elimination of millions of hours of vehicle      Park Service to accelerate the deployment
idling, and helped accelerate the entry of electric-drive vehicles into the marketplace.         of alternative fuels and advanced vehicles
                                                                                                 in national parks across the country. The
Creating Alternative Fuel Corridors                                                              partnership aims to reduce petroleum use,
                                                                                                 improve air quality, relieve traffic conges-
Clean Cities supports infrastructure proj-                                                       tion, and educate visitors. With help from
ects that place alternative fueling stations                                                     Clean Cities, Mammoth Cave National
along major interstate highways, enabling                                                        Park is deploying propane buses and
drivers to forego petroleum when traveling                                                       electric vehicles, and rangers in Grand
long distances. The longest corridor gives                                                       Teton National Park are cutting fuel use
flex-fuel vehicle drivers continuous access                                                      with hybrid electric vehicles. Yellowstone
to E85 stations along I-65 from north-                                                           National Park is deploying a variety of
ern Indiana to southern Alabama. Other                                                           electric-drive vehicles, including a hybrid
E85 corridors include the I-5 corridor in                                                        bus that uses biodiesel.
Oregon; the New York State Thruway; the
route between Penn State University and                                                          Partnering With Private-
Philadelphia; and the I-95/I-64 Crescent                                                         Sector Leaders
Corridor in Maryland, Virginia, and                                                              President Obama launched the National
Washington, D.C.                                                                                 Clean Fleets Partnership to help private-
                                                   Clean Cities has helped to deploy             sector leaders reduce petroleum use.
Clean Cities projects have helped establish        thousands of alternative fuel vehicles        Through the partnership, Clean Cities
corridors for other alternative fuels as           and the fueling infrastructure required       provides specialized resources and
well, including natural gas along heavily          to support them. Photo by Pat Corkery,        technical assistance to companies with
traveled routes in California, Utah, and           NREL/PIX 18133
                                                                                                 large fleets as they implement alternative
New York.                                                                                        fuels, advanced vehicles, and fuel econ-
                                                                                                 omy improvements. More than a dozen
                                                                                                 partners have joined the initiative, and
                                 Clean Cities 2010 Petroleum Savings                             together, they operate more than 1 million
                                         by Technology Type                                      vehicles across the nation.

         Idle Reduction, 7.5%
                                                                             Alternative Fuels
 Vehicle Miles Traveled, 6.9%                                                & Vehicles, 76.9%
Hybrid Electric Vehicles, 5.1%
              O -Road, 2.4%
          Fuel Economy, 1.3%

                                 Breakdown of AFV Petroleum Savings
                                          by Vehicle Type
                           Electric, 3.3%
                           Propane, 7.1%
                                                                        Natural Gas, 63.6%
                          Biodiesel, 11.1%
                                                                                                   Staples and Coca-Cola joined the
                                                                                                   National Clean Fleets Partnership in
                     Ethanol (E85), 15%
                                                                                                   2011. Both companies are incorporating
                                                                                                   electric-drive technologies into their
 Much of Clean Cities’ petroleum savings comes from the deployment of alternative fuel             delivery truck fleets. Photos by Trish
 vehicles (AFVs) that run on natural gas, E85, biodiesel, propane, or electricity. Source:         Cozart, NREL/PIX 19544 (top); NREL/PIX
 Clean Cities Annual Metrics Database. Figure by Dean Armstrong, NREL                              19684 (bottom)

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  Accelerating Deployment of Plug-In Electric Vehicles
  Clean Cities is playing a central role in the deployment of plug-in electric
  vehicles (PEVs) on U.S. roadways. In 2011, Clean Cities awarded $8.5
  million to help communities in 24 states and the District of Columbia
  prepare for the arrival of PEVs and plan for charging infrastructure.
  Clean Cities coalitions across the country are working with automakers,
  utilities, state and local governments, charging equipment manufactur-
  ers, and other stakeholders to accelerate the adoption of PEVs and
  maximize their potential to reduce emissions and petroleum use.

  Photo from George Beard, Portland State University, NREL/PIX 18564

Information Resources                               fuels	and	vehicles,	air	quality,	fuel This site is the official
As the deployment arm of DOE’s Vehicle              efficiency,	and	other	transportation-      U.S. government source for fuel economy
Technologies Program, Clean Cities                  related	topics	(       information. Use it to find and compare
produces a comprehensive collection of              afdc/laws/ ).                              vehicles, calculate your own fuel econ-
information and publications for fleets,                                                       omy, and get tips to save fuel.
                                                  •	 Vehicle Cost Calculator:	Determine	
businesses, and the general public. Take             a	vehicle’s	full	cost	of	ownership,	      Clean Cities TV: Visit
advantage of the following print and online          including	fuel	and	maintenance	           to view scores of educational videos about
resources to learn more about Clean Cities           costs.	Compare	vehicles	and	evaluate	     alternative fuels, advanced vehicles, and
and the fuels and technologies it supports.          emissions	benefits	(      transportation success stories from across
Clean Cities: Visit the Clean Cities web-            gov/calculator).                          the country.
site at to find
out more about the program, its accom-
plishments, and local coalitions.

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehi-
cles Data Center (AFDC): The AFDC,
online at, provides
a wealth of information and data about
alternative fuels, advanced vehicles, and
other petroleum-saving technologies. The
site also features a number of interactive
tools, calculators, and mapping applica-
tions, including the following:

•	 Alternative Fueling Station Locator:	
   Find	fueling	sites	and	electric	vehicle	
   charging	locations	in	your	area	(www.

•	 Incentives and Laws:	Search	this	
   database	for	federal	and	state	incen-
   tives	and	laws	related	to	alternative	

                               Clean Cities Technical Response Service
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Clean Cities Program Contacts
Clean Cities is funded and managed by the U.S.
Department of Energy. Regional managers provide
guidance and support to Clean Cities coalitions
throughout the nation.

DOE Headquarters

Dennis A. Smith
National Clean Cities Director

Linda Bluestein
Clean Cities Co-Director
                                                                                                                            Puerto Rico and USVI
                                                                                                                            included in Mid-Atlantic Region
DOE Regional Managers

    Kay Kelly                               Dave Kirschner                          Erin Russell-Story                              Mike Scarpino
    Pacific & Mountain West                 Midwest                                 Great Lakes                                     Northeast                   
    720-356-1668                            412-386-7336                            412-386-7334                                    412-386-4726

    Brett Aristegui                         Neil Kirschner                          Steven Richardson                               Darren Stevenson
    California                              South Central                           Southeast                                       Mid-Atlantic             
    412-386-4641                            412-386-5793                            304-285-4185                                    412-386-4746

Clean Cities Coordinators
Each Clean Cities coalition is led by a coordinator. Contact a coordinator to find out more about Clean Cities activities in your area.

AL-Alabama                       CA-Central Coast               CA-Sacramento                      CA-Silicon Valley (San Jose)       CO-Southern Colorado
Mark Bentley                     (San Luis Obispo)              Keith Leech                        Margo Sidener                      Sarah Martin
205-402-2755                     Melissa Guise                  916-808-5869                       408-998-5865                       719-494-6592       805-305-5491                
AR-Arkansas                        CA-San Diego Regional              CA-Southern California             CT-Capital Clean Cities
Mitchell Simpson                 CA-Coachella Valley Region     Mike Ferry                         Assn. of Governments               (Manchester)
501-682-1060                     Richard Cromwell III           858-244-7287                       Matt Horton                        Craig Peters         760-329-6462                 213-236-1980                       800-255-2631
AZ-Valley of the Sun (Phoenix)   rcromwell@cromwelland          CA-San Francisco                          craig.peters@manchester
Bill Sheaffer                           Bill Zeller                        CA-Western Riverside County
480-314-0360                     CA-East Bay (Oakland)          415-355-3728                       Jennifer DiCiano                   CT-Southwestern Area              Richard Battersby               951-955-8587                       (Fairfield)
AZ-Tucson                        530-752-9666                   CA-San Joaquin Valley                Ed Boman
Colleen Crowninshield          (Bakersfield)                      CO-Denver                          203-256-3010
520-792-1093, x426               CA-Long Beach                  Linda Urata                        Natalia Swalnick                 Richard Steinhaus              661-342-8262                       303-847-0271                       CT-New Haven
CA-Antelope Valley (Lancaster)   562-570-5407                      Lee Grannis
Curtis Martin                    richard.steinhaus@longbeach.                                      CO-Northern Colorado               203-627-3715
661-492-5916                     gov                                                               Sheble McConnellogue                  CA-Los Angeles                                                    970-302-0914                       CT-Norwich
                                 Wayne King                                                        northcolo@cleancitiescolorado.     Peter Polubiatko
                                 213-485-3936                                                      org                                860-887-6964

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DC-Washington                   LA-Baton Rouge                    ND-North Dakota                   OH-Clean Fuels Ohio              TX-Lone Star (Central Texas)
Ron Flowers                     Lauren Stuart                     Joey Roberson-Kitzman             (Columbus)                       Stacy Neef
202-671-1580                    225-342-5141                      701-223-5613                      Sam Spofforth                    512-974-7623                      joey.roberson-kitzman@            614-884-7336           
DE-State of Delaware            LA-SE Louisiana Clean Fuel                         TX-Dallas/Fort Worth
Jessica Quinn                   Rebecca Otte                      NH-Granite State (State of NH)    OH-Northeast Ohio (Cleveland)    Pamela Burns
302-735-3485                    504-483-8513                      Dolores Rebolledo                 Elaine Lipman Barnes             817-704-2510                   603-271-6751                      216-281-6468, x223     
FL-Gold Coast (Miami-Dade/      MA-Massachusetts            TX-Houston-Galveston
Broward/Palm Beach/Monroe)      Stephen Russell                   NJ-New Jersey                     OK-Central Oklahoma              Allison Carr
Christine Heshmati              617-626-7325                      Chuck Feinberg                    Yvonne Anderson                  713-993-2444
954-985-4416                 973-886-1655                      405-234-2264                        MD-Maryland                          UT-Utah
FL-Central Florida              Chris Rice                        NM-Land of Enchantment            OK-Tulsa                         Robin Erickson
Colleen Kettles                 410-260-7207                      (Albuquerque)                     Meredith Webber                  435-634-4361
321-638-1004                    Frank Burcham                     918-579-9434                     Robin.Erickson@utahclean           ME-Maine Clean Communities        505-856-8585                  
GA-Atlanta                      Steven Linnell                  OR-Columbia-Willamette           VA-State of Virginia
Don Francis                     207-774-9891                      NV-Las Vegas                      (Salem)                          Alleyn Harned
404-906-0656                          Ron Corbett                       Rick Wallace                     540-568-8896      MI-Ann Arbor                      702-350-0025                      503-378-3265           
HI-Honolulu                     Mark Rabinsky                    VT-State of Vermont
Robert Primiano                 734-585-5720, x24                 NV-Eastern Sierra                 OR-Rogue Valley (Medford)        Tom McGrath
808-768-3500                             James Brandmueller                Sue Kupillas                     802-656-9864          MI-Detroit                        775-721-3223                      541-245-0770           
IA-State of Iowa                Matt Sandstrom                                 WA-Western Washington
Stephanie Weisenbach            734-585-5720, x27                 NY-Capital District (Albany)      PA-Philadelphia                  (Seattle)
515-725-3007                             Jennifer A. Ceponis               Tony Bandiero                    Stephanie Meyn   MI-Greater Lansing                518-458-2161                      215-990-8200                     206-689-4055
ID-Treasure Valley (Boise)      Maggie Striz Calnin         
Beth Baird                      517-925-8649, x17                 NY-Central New York               PA-Pittsburgh                    WI-Southeast Area (Milwaukee)
208-384-3984                  (Syracuse)                        Richard Price                    Lorrie Lisek          MN-Twin Cities                    Barry Carr                        412-735-4114                     414-221-4958
IL-Chicago                      Lisa Thurstin                     315-278-2061                 
Samantha Bingham                651-223-9568                              RI-Ocean State (Rhode Island)    WV-State of West Virginia
312-744-8096                    NY-Genesee Region                 Wendy Lucht                      Kelly Bragg
samantha.bingham@               MO-St. Louis                      (Rochester)                       401-874-2792                     800-982-3386, x2004               Kevin Herdler                     David Keefe                      
IN-Greater Indiana              314-397-5308                      585-301-2433                      SC-Palmetto State                WY-Yellowstone-Teton
Kellie Walsh                              (South Carolina)                 (Wyoming, Montana, Idaho)
317-985-4380                    NC-Centralina (Charlotte)         NY-Long Island                    Jennifer Taraskiewicz            Phillip Cameron       Jason Wager                       Rita D. Ebert                     803-737-8037                     307-413-1971
IN-South Shore (Gary)           704-348-2707                      631-504-5771            
Carl Lisek                                TN-East Tennessee (Knoxville)
219-644-3690                    NC-Land of Sky (Western           NY-Empire Clean Cities            Jonathan G. Overly            North Carolina)                   Christina T. Ficicchia            865-974-3625
KS/MO-Kansas City               Bill Eaker                        212-839-7728            
Kelly Gilbert                   828-251-6622               TN-Middle Tennessee
816-561-1625                          NY-Western New York (Buffalo)     (Nashville)           NC-Triangle Coalition (Raleigh,   Craig Jackson                     Atha Comiskey
KY-Kentucky Clean               Durham, Chapel Hill)              716-362-9543                      615-884-4908
Cities Partnership              Lacey Jane Wolfe              
Melissa Howell                  919-558-2705                                                        TX-Alamo Area (San Antonio)
502-452-9152                                                               Christopher Ashcraft                                                                          210-362-5228

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